This photo is from one of my favorite places in Portland, the wonderful Chinese Garden in Old Town. It’s only a city block, but it takes you out of the city. It reminds me of a sim in its discrete containment of such rich beauty in the heart of one of Portland’s grittier neighborhoods. For my visit, I wore some fab items from E! – the exclamation point is theirs but they deserve it.
Brown is the color of some of the best things in the world, like coffee and cocoa and chocolate. The earth that sustains us all is brown, so why doesn’t brown get the sort of respect that black does? Why when we think high impact fashion, do we think of black, white and red? Seriously, it’s the Rodney Dangerfield of colors. And that’s so unfair because it works so hard at making us look good. Whether the light tan of this sweater dress from Axel or the rich brown of the argyle socks from BettiePage Voyager, brown is working its heart out in this outfit.
So I am running around to all the Kraftika shops last night, hoping there’s something new because I love, love, love their jewelry. Sadly, there wasn’t anything new. However, one of the shops happened to be upstairs in the Xtreme Relooking shop where the owner, Myriam Republic was there. She kindly showed me where the store was and we got to talking. Myriam and her partner make custom shapes and skins and darn it anyway, if I didn’t end up walking out of there with this skin with a custom makeup she made while I waited. All I can say is that I am thrilled with it. Continue reading →